Category Archives: Local beauty spots & attractions

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

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Each year the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin hosts their annual Christmas Light display. I’ve been fortunate to be able to enjoy the exhibition for the past two years. It’s so extensive, it’s hard to cover it all in just … Continue reading

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Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury

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This month the village bus trip visited the Hawkesbury where we boarded a cruise that included a tour of Dangar Island followed by a cruise around the Hawkesbury River estuary. Here are some photos I took on while I was … Continue reading

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St Albans

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This month the village bus trip took us to St Albans, a pretty little hamlet just beyond Wiseman’s Ferry. We got there by way of Spencer, on the Wiseman’s Ferry Road, and back via a little known road to Bucketty … Continue reading

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Fires Creek Winery, Holgate

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Just along the road from the Bamboo Buddha at Holgate, the friendly ladies of Fires Creek Winery will be happy to let you roam the beautiful grounds, admission free, and help you sample the winery’s unique range. My personal favourite … Continue reading

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The Bamboo Buddha, Holgate

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This unique cafe-restaurant nestled in the heart of the countryside is always worth a visit. Here are some photos I took recently plus a few I took on a previous visit. For more information, and to view the vegetarian/vegan menu, … Continue reading

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Alison Homestead, Wyong.

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The village where I now live organizes regular monthly bus tours to local places of interest. This month we visited the historic Alison Homestead in Alison Road, Wyong. This beautiful house and museum is open to the public Sundays to … Continue reading

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Raymond Terrace and Morpeth

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At the weekend, friends and I drove a short way up the coast to the beautiful historic towns of Raymond Terrace and Morpeth. Jacaranda Avenue in Raymond Terrace is particularly lovely in the Spring. Naturally, I took my camera 🙂

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